Episode No. 97 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Dorothea Rockburne and curator Jennifer Watts.
On September 21 the Museum of Modern Art, New York will open “Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself.” The exhibition is substantially made up of works on paper that Rockburne made in the 1970s, but also includes a few more recent paintings.
Throughout her career Rockburne has made works on paper and paintings that demonstrate her intense interest in mathematics and astronomy. In 2011 the Parrish Art Museum presented a retrospective of Rockburne’s work titled “Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind’s Eye.” The show traveled to Rockburne’s hometown Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
On the second segment, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens curator Jennifer Watts discusses Carleton Watkins’ photographs of California’s substantially abandoned missions. Three of Watkins’ famed mission pictures are included in the Huntington exhibition “Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions,” which is on view through January 6, 2014. The clip is taken from Episode No. 8 of The MAN Podcast.
Air date: Sept. 12, 2013.